Following the new government advice on 28 May 2020 easing lockdown restrictions, groups of up to six people from different households will be able to meet outside in England from Monday 1 June (maintaining social distancing guidelines of 2m apart).
As a result, we have updated our guidance documents:
- Guidance for athletes return to activity
- Guidance for coaches and instructors return to activity
- Guidance for Snowsport facilities return to activity
The summarised changes can be found here
What it means for Snowsports?
- exercise outdoors only in groups of up to 6 people providing Snowsport users maintain social distancing advice i.e. 2m apart if from a different household
- An instructor/ coach and up to 5 athletes/participants can train together provided they maintain social distancing i.e. 2m apart if from a different household
- Advice for young, masters and disabled Snowsport users and athletes is contained in the athlete guidance document.
Public outdoor spaces including any outdoor ski slopes plus parks and cycle trackers for roller skiing.
Number of people
Up to 6 people
- Small group coaching outdoors of up to 6 people including the coach providing you maintain social distancing i.e. 2m apart if from a different household
- You must abide by government guidelines and risk management set out by the facility / club
- Coaches must have an up to date valid coach licence and be coaching within their qualification boundaries – this will ensure that all coached sessions are covered by insurance.
- Familiarise yourself with facility guidance
- Outdoor slopes may open with social distancing measures put into place and Covid-19 secure guidelines followed.
- Operate online booking for the slope where at all possible, or alternatively phone bookings. Take online or card payment.
- No changing rooms or social spaces open.
- Small group training outdoors only in groups of up to 6 people providing skiers maintain social distancing advice i.e. 2m apart if from a different household.
- An instructor/ coach and up to 5 athletes/participants can train together provided they maintain social distancing i.e. 2m apart if from a different household.
- Advice for young, masters and disabled runners and athletes is contained in the athlete guidance document.
All parties should note the following disclaimer:
Please note that the subject matter covered in this guidance is in no way exhaustive and the material does not stand on its own nor is intended to be relied upon as a substitute for obtaining specific legal advice. Individual circumstances will differ. The information contained in this guidance is given in good faith but any liability of Snowsport England or its professional advisors (including their respective members or employees) to you or any third party which may arise out of the reliance by you or any other party of the contents of this guidance is hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. Snowsport England and its professional advisors accept no duty of care or liability for any loss occasioned, whether caused by negligence or otherwise, to any person acting or refraining from actions as a result of any material in this guidance. We would strongly recommend that you consult professional advisors on specific issues before acting or refraining from action on any of the contents of this guidance.
These guidance documents have been prepared by Snowsport England